2012 has been a pretty good year for fans of DC Comics' Batman and 2000 AD's Judge Dredd; both of the iconic characters have graced the silver screen to varying degrees of success, with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises grossing over a billion dollars at the box office, and Pete Travis' Dredd 3D banishing the ghost of 1995's Sylvester Stallone-headlined Judge Dredd. Now 2000 AD and DC Comics have announced that the duo will be teaming up for The Batman Judge Dredd Collection, a hardcover edition reprint of the four classic 90s comic book crossovers.
Here's the official press release, courtesy of ComicBookResources...
Two of the biggest characters in comic books
duke it out in their own iconic cities - more than 20 years since it was
first published, the epic Batman vs. Judge Dredd stories are still the
most brutal crossovers in comics!
2000 AD is very proud to be working with DC Comics to co-publish the
highly anticipated THE BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION, which brings
together the four team-ups between the Lawman of the Future and the Dark
Knight for the first time in a brand new hardback edition, with a
fantastic roster of superstar talent, including Simon Bisley and Glenn
Originally released between 1991 and 1998, these epic crossovers -
Judgment on Gotham, Vendetta in Gotham, The Ultimate Riddle, and Die
Laughing - brought the dynamic duo together to fight their ultimate
foes. From alien super-fiend Judge Death escaping to Gotham to the Joker
teaming up with the Dark Judges to cause mass slaughter in Mega-City
One, THE BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION brilliantly captures the lunacy
and non-stop action of these two all-too-similar worlds from either side
of the Atlantic.
Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner leads a pack of top names,
including Alan Grant (Batman, Lobo), Simon Bisley (Hellblazer), Glenn
Fabry (Preacher, Hellblazer), Val Semeiks (The Demon, Lobo), and Cam
Kennedy (Batman, The Light and Darkness War) - all contained in a cover
from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
Published by 2000 AD in the UK and Ireland, and by DC in North
America, this ultimate new edition also includes the hard-to-find
meeting between Dredd and psychotic biker Lobo, and deserves a place in
the collection of any self-respecting Dredd or Batman fan.
The Batman Judge Dredd Collection will be released on November 27th.